COMPUTER TECHNIQUES, MEMBRANES, ELECTRICAL RESISTIVITY, DEPOLARIZATION, VESTIBULES, THREE DIMENSIONAL MODELS, RATS, PHOTOMICROGRAPHY, SYNAPSES, SIMULATION, POSITION (LOCATION), NEURONS
This paper will briefly review previous work in wind tunnel Magnetic Suspension and Balance Systems (MSBS) and will examine the handful of systems around the world currently known to be in operational condition or undergoing recommissioning. Technical developments emerging from research programs at NASA and elsewhere will be reviewed briefly, where there is potential impact on large-scale MSBSS. The likely aerodynamic applications for large MSBSs will be addressed, since these applications should properly drive system designs. A recently proposed application to ultra-high Reynolds number testing will then be addressed in some detail. Finally, some opinions on the technical feasibility and usefulness of a large MSBS will be given.
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